Manuel J. Ibarra

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A firefighter Incident Commander (IC) is responsible for organizing, coordinating and making decisions in most urban emergencies, such as fires and car crashes. The lack of supporting information and the limitations of the radio systems push the IC to make decisions with little or no information; therefore his actions tend to be improvisations. This article(More)
Firefighters are responsible for dealing with several types of urban emergencies, such as fires, car crashes and explosions. The participants in an emergency response process require shared information to make effective, on-time decisions, and to coordinate their activities. The information sharing process is currently performed using message exchange(More)
Duodenal active calcium (Ca) transport is known to decrease with age in male rats. The present studies were undertaken to extend this observation to female rats, and to determine whether alterations in active Ca transport are related to sexual maturation in the female. Everted duodenal sacs from intact and ovariectomized (ovx) rats were used to measure(More)
A firefighter Incident Commander (IC) is responsible for organizing, coordinating and decision-making in most urban emergencies such as fires or car crashes. To accomplish this task, the IC uses a couple of radio channels for communicating with the Alarms Center (AC, also known as Emergency Operation Center) and the resources assigned to such emergency.(More)
The need to use mobile technology in urban emergency response processes has recently been identified, given the importance of having relevant information to make decisions in these scenarios. The data visualization on small mobile devices, such as PDAs or smartphones, is a critical aspect to make appropriate and on-time decisions. This criticality(More)
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